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Kale Braised in Chile Broth

  • ACTIVE: 20 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 45 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 6
  • HEALTHY

This spicy kale-packed broth is delicious served with Shrimp-and-Potato Cakes.

  1. 4 cups chicken stock or low-sodium broth
  2. 2 guajillo chiles, stemmed
  3. 2 dried árbol chiles, stemmed
  4. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  5. 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  6. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  7. 1 1/4 pounds kale, stems discarded and leaves chopped
  8. 1 garlic clove, minced
  9. Kosher salt
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the stock just to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the guajillo and árbol chiles and let stand until the chiles are softened, about 20 minutes. Transfer the chiles and stock to a blender. Add the oregano and cumin and puree. Strain the broth through a fine sieve back into the saucepan.
  2. In a large, deep skillet, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Add the kale and garlic and cook over moderately high heat, stirring often, until the kale just starts to wilt. Add the chile broth and bring to a boil. Cover partially and simmer over moderately low heat until the kale is tender and the broth is slightly reduced, about 15 minutes. Season with salt.
Make Ahead

The chile broth can be refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 1 month.